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Violence Against Children

February 23, 2018
“We see things that adults sometimes can’t see.” --Child participant, United Nations Study on Violence against Children Violence against children. For many people the words alone are unthinkable—the absolute worst of what humans are capable of doing. The school shooting in Parkland, Florida is a...
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I’m ready to follow young people to a better future

February 21, 2018
Parkland students like Emma Gonzales remind me so much of myself at their age. I was ready to change the world, and I knew exactly how to do it. I also rocked the same kind of natty friendship bracelets, and even shaved my head (well, part of it). Twenty-five years ago, I helped mobilize thousands...
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Debemos tomar medidas contra la violencia con armas de fuego

February 21, 2018
¡Ningún civil debe tener acceso a armas de asalto y cargadores de alta capacidad! Un antiguo alumno de la Preparatoria Marjory Stoneman Douglas, de 19 años, llegó armado a la escuela ayer en la tarde y mató a tiros a 17 personas, hiriendo a 14 personas más, cinco de las cuales se encuentran en...
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On the Parkland School Shooting and Emerging Student Activism Around Gun Safety Reforms

February 20, 2018
The Parkland School Shooting last week that claimed the lives of 17 students and educators is a national tragedy. Our country’s moms once again mourn that even more people – this time, more children – have been added to the ranks of those victimized by our country’s gun violence epidemic with this...
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Young people leading the fight for #gunsafety

February 19, 2018
We at MomsRising are both heartbroken that young people are having to fight for their own safety because our national leadership hasn't stood up for kids yet; and incredibly proud of the young people who are stepping forward for gun safety. Let's back them up! *Mark your calendars. MomsRising is...
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#5Actions of the Week: February 18, 2018

February 18, 2018
Our hearts are broken this week. We're angry and we're fed up with our leaders' failure to take meaningful action around gun safety and to keep our kids safe. At the very top of our #5Actions list this week is an action to urge Congress to ban the sale of military-style assault weapons with high-...
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How Long Until We Protect Children, Not Guns?!

February 15, 2018
If I don’t make it I love you and I appreciate everything you did for me --Text message sent from a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida to her mother December 2017 marked the fifth anniversary of the indescribably horrible mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary...
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TELL CONGRESS: Inaction is cowardly. Gun Safety Reform NOW!

February 15, 2018
I write this through waves of tears. Florida is my home, Floridians are my people. This morning, my heart is again burning with pain and anger over a mass shooting that has devastated families and an entire community in my state. This time, it was at a high school. A high school. As a mother, the...
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#5Actions of the Week! December 11, 2017

December 11, 2017
We're making a holiday action list and checking it twice! Gonna tell our decision makers who's naughty or nice. Moms are coming to town ... Please join us to take urgent action on a suite of red-hot priorities this week! And be sure to share with friends and family too. Together we're making this...
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